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Why not take this opportunity to explore some of the inspiring Library resources that could enhance your studies?
This short video will introduce you to some of the Social Sciences resources available to you.
Learner: Can I find information about ‘equality’ and ‘inequality’ in the online library?
Librarian 1: Yes, certainly. The online library has many resources, which can help you on this topic. If you go to the library resources page on our website, you will find a list of resources and you will also find ‘Selected resources for your Study’, which focuses on resources specifically for your subject area.
Learner: That sounds good! Which one should I start with?
Librarian 2: Let’s start with the Oxford References. This is a set of subject dictionaries that also include the Dictionary of the Social Sciences. The reason you would need to start with a dictionary is to define the terms you are looking for and try to find any synonyms, any possible different spellings which you can later use in your search.
Learner: That sounds useful. Where next?
Librarian 1: Yes, our e-journal collection contains the ‘Social Sciences Journal’. You can search within that journal for a word like ‘inequality’ and you will find many articles, which relate to this topic. Also, you can use our multi-subject databases such as ‘JSTOR’ and ‘Academic Search Complete’ and they will also search for articles from other journals.
Learner: Multi-subject? So I can search for other topics as well?
Librarian 2: Yes, you can use the same database to search for other topics as well.
Learner: Do you have newspapers and statistics in the online library as well?
Librarian 1: We do. Try to go to Statista. That will give you a lot of statistical information and then we’ve also got Nexis, which provides you with articles from both UK and international newspapers and if you want to go back in time you can also go to the archives. So one of the newspaper archives is the ‘Times Digital Archives’, which is quite nice to access as well.
If your qualification hasn't started yet these resources, including those listed below, will become available to you shortly before your first module starts
You can also find more resources for your subject on the Selected resources for your study pages.